Moving to Pennsylvania

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Known as the "Keystone State" because of its central location among the original thirteen colonies, Pennsylvania is where the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed and the Liberty Bell is located. Thus, it's full of American history. The state contains the largest settlement of Pennsylvania Dutch in the world, which is juxtaposed with Philadelphia, one of the country's great cities.

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Pennsylvania Compared to USA Averages
USA Pennsylvania
Population: 311,591,917 12,429,616
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 71.0%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 87.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 26.4%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.47
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 283.9
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 25.5
Average Home Price: $188,400 $159,300
Median Household Income: $51,914 $50,398
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 12.4%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 15/30/5

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Pennsylvania
State Capital: Harrisburg
Top 5 Cities: Philadelphia
Upper Darby
Major Newspapers: Morning Call
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates
NFL: Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers
NHL: Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins

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